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Fast rising Marube can’t stop dreaming ah**d of Vancouver Sevens debut

Saturday, September 18th, 2021 16:47 | By
Impala Saracens winger Alvin Marube during a past Kenya Cup fixture: PHOTO/COURTESY

Impala Saracens speedy winger Alvin Marube believes his excellent performance for his club and dedication to the game was the catalyst behind his call-up to Shujaa’s squad.

Marube will be among five debutants called up by Shujaa’s head coach Innocent Simiyu and will take part in the Vancouver sevens, Canada this evening.

The Itierio Boys High School alumnus ditched acting for rugby soon after high school, and since then he has never looked back.

 In an Interview with People Daily Digital while in Canada Marube was thrilled by the prospects of donning a Shujaa jersey.

“My teammates have been a morale booster towards my success, and also the hard work I showed before the pandemic and throughout the season has been the pillar to my impressive season.”

The speedy winger has been described as a prospect for the Shujaa squad and being selected to don the national colours has given him more confidence to dream for more selections ahead of the return of HSBC rugby series

Marube says it’s a privilege for him to play alongside some great names Kenya has produced in the rugby field, amongst them Willy Ambaka, Billy Odhiambo and Collins Injera just to name a few.

“It’s a privileged to play alongside this crop of players. Apart from being teammates they have also been mentors, giving me directions in different areas which has so far worked for,” Marube said.

His breakthrough came during his memorable days at Kisii RFC, where he helped his team win the Nationwide league, automatically earning a promotion to the Championship league.

He has previously played for Catholic University and Kisii RFC in the National Sevens Series before joining Impala RFC.

Shujaa are in Canada for the Vancouver sevens and are scheduled to play their first pool game against Spain before taking on Mexico in their second and final game of the day.

They will later face a familiar foe, South Africa, in their last game of the pool stage.

Nelson Oyoo will captain the Shujaa squad to the opening leg of the 2021 HSBC Sevens World Series in Vancouver.

Shujaa are in Pool A which sees South Africa, who finished as 2020 Series runners-up after reaching the podium in four of the six events, drawn with Series core teams Kenya and Spain and invitational team Mexico.

Shujaa squad: Nelson Oyoo (Nakuru, captain), Jeff Oluoch, Alvin Otieno, Timothy Mmasi, Herman Humwa, Harold Anduvati, Willy Ambaka (Narvskaya Zastava Rugby Club, Russia), Daniel Taabu (Mwamba), Mark Kwemoi (Menengai Oilers), Levi Amunga (KCB), Billy Odhiambo(Mwamba), Derrick Keyoga (Menengai Oilers), Alvin Marube (Impala Saracens)

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